Little change in strength for Tropical Storm Ian


MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Ian continues to show little change in strength as it moves over the central Atlantic.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds Tuesday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with slight strengthening forecast over the next two days. Ian is centered about 895 miles (1,435 kilometers) east-southeast of Bermuda and is moving north-northwest near 13 mph (20 kph).

Meanwhile far out over the Pacific, Hurricane Orlene has weakened a little. The Category 2 storm’s maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph (155 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says gradual weakening is expected during the next few days.

Orlene is centered about 605 miles (975 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula and is moving north near 5 mph (7 kph).

Neither storm currently poses a threat to land.

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